Detained Greenpeace activists moved to St. Petersburg

Russia on Tuesday transferred by train 30 detained crew members of a Greenpeace protest ship, moving them from the Arctic Circle city of Murmansk where they had been held since late September to Saint Petersburg. Duration: 01:00 Nov 12, 2013

Flawless pink diamond up for auction in Geneva

A flawless 59.60-carat pink diamond known as the "Pink Star" goes under the hammer at a Sotheby's in Geneva Wednesday with auctioneers hoping to fetch a record $60 million (49 million euros). Duration: 00:57 Nov 12, 2013

UN calls for $300m for humanitarian aid to Philippines

The UN launched an appeal for a third of a billion dollars on Tuesday as US and British warships steamed towards the typhoon-ravaged Philippines where well over 10,000 people are feared dead. Duration: 01:06 Nov 12, 2013

Mortar fire kills school children in Damascus

Nine children were killed and 27 people wounded when mortar rounds hit a school and a school bus in the Syrian capital Damascus on Monday, another four students were killed when a mortar hit the vehicle they were in. Duration: 00:35 Nov 12, 2013

Aid convoy reaches Yarmuk refugee camp in Damascus

The Syrian government and the Palestine Liberation Organisation are negotiating an end a months-long army siege of the Yarmuk refugee camp in Damascus, Palestinian officials told AFP on Tuesday. Duration: 00:32 Nov 12, 2013

Prince Charles still heir to throne on 65 birthday

Britain's heir to the throne Prince Charles can draw his state pension from Thursday when he turns 65 -- despite having yet to start the job he has eyed for a lifetime. Duration: 02:17 Nov 12, 2013

Villa that inspired Pinocchio for sale in Italy

A villa near Florence that inspired the author of Pinocchio is on the market for 10.5 million euros ($14 million) - a world away from the humble workshop where the marionette is born in the book. Duration: 01:31 Nov 12, 2013

Russian gays fight prejudice with sport

Activists campaigning for the rights of gays in sport say they will work towards organising the 'Gay Games' in Moscow next year. Duration: 01:40 Nov 12, 2013

Senior Haqqani network commander killed in Islamabad

Nasiruddin Haqqani, the chief fundraiser of the Haqqani militant network -- one of the most feared groups fighting US-led forces in Afghanistan -- has been shot dead in the Pakistani capital, the Taliban says. Duration: 01:20 Nov 12, 2013

Anti-government protests continue despite Thai PM plea

Thai premier Yingluck Shinawatra appeals for anti-government groups to end ongoing street protests after the parliamentary defeat of an amnesty bill failed to defuse political tensions. Duration: 00:40 Nov 12, 2013

Poisoning rhino horns to prevent poaching

South African conservationists are poisoning rhino horns to make them harmful to humans. It's the latest tactic in the war against poachers, who have killed almost 800 rhinos so far this year. Duration: 02:54 Nov 12, 2013

Ship stranded on Tacloban shoreline

Residents in Tacloban walk amongst debris next to a ship washed ashore in the aftermath of Super Typhoon Haiyan. Duration: 00:40 Nov 12, 2013

China's Uighurs denounce cultural oppression

China blames a fiery attack in Tiananmen Square on "terrorists" from Xinjiang backed by international militants, but residents say that rather than jihadism, violence is driven by cultural repression, corruption and police abuses. Duration: 00:40 Nov 12, 2013